Camp Life

No rowing experience is required and all age groups welcome. Our camps are a unique 5 day rowing experience in Portugal and/or Italy combining fun, development and focused learning on the water in the hands of our experienced coaching team.

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Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced

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All equipment is provided, all that’s needed is you!

Full board

Full board accommodation, offering nutritious meals to fuel your body throughout camp.


Transfers from the airport are arranged for all participants, ensuring a stress-free journey from arrival to departure.


Guidance from experienced rowing coaches, whose expertise and passion for rowing will help you enjoy and progress each day.

Video analysis

The camera never lies! Each coach will support your technical improvement through video feedback. At your request, videos will be shared with you.


Evening workshops covering relevant topics including nutrition, recovery and race planning.

Camp Sabaudia - Italy

Just one hour south of Roma, Sabaudia is one of Gillian’s favourite rowing locations in the world (and she has enjoyed many!).



Camp Avis - Portugal

It’s hard to describe just how beautiful the area of Avis is, other than total perfection.



No, we are here to help with any experience level.

Lots of summer sports kit for being on the water (eg. shorts and t-shirts), SPF50+, sun hats, beachwear, trainers, casual summer clothing, small first-aid kit.

All meals are provided on camp. Rowers are welcome to bring some additional snacks, or buy some on camp. Please note, we have a strict NO NUT policy in place at all times.

All rowers must be able to swim. Coaching boats will accompany rowing boats at all times. Our rowing venues have immediate access to local medical centers, 5 minutes from lake. All rowing staff are First Aid trained. It is the responsibility of rowers to carry asthma inhalers and epipens at all times where applicable

All equipment is provided. If you own any personal items you like to take in a boat with you (rate meter/seat pads please bring).

Depending on your ability level and what you would like to get out of each camp will determine the workload of each day. Expect to be on the water twice each day, lots of lovely food, additional gym work, support with stretching sessions, relaxation time ahead of each evening meal and finally we will finish each day with a relevant sporting workshop.

Our main advice here is protection from the sun outdoors (t-shirts, hats etc) and for any gym work, please wear whatever you are comfortable in.

Please see our full explanation on refund policy details at Further Information drop down.


Our rowers will be busy during each day, we recommend connecting with your child in the evening where we will be based at our hotel and where the wifi is plentiful!